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UTEP Softball edged in Conference USA opener, falling 4-3 to MTSU

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- In a gripping Conference USA opener on Friday night at Helen of Troy Field, UTEP Softball faced a tough battle against Middle Tennessee, ultimately succumbing 4-3 in eight intense innings.  

UTEP drops 14-6 overall while MTSU improves to 11-13. 

The Miners took an early lead as Ajia Richard delivered a solo shot in the second inning. However, MTSU responded strongly, securing a 2-RBI home run in the fifth and adding another run in the sixth to lead 3-1. In a dramatic seventh inning, Lexi Morales' clutch single to right center field drove in Bri Garcia and Ashlynn Allen, tying the score at 3-3. Despite the Miners' efforts, MTSU gained the upper hand with a run in the eighth inning from a homer to right field, ultimately securing a 4-3 victory.  


UTEP is back in action for game two versus the Blue Raiders on March 9 at 1 pm MT at Helen of Troy Field. 

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